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2nd batch of 640 Hajj pilgrims leave for Jeddah

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Srinagar: The second batch of 640 Hajj pilgrims including 485 males and 155 females left for Jeddah on Thursday. 

The first batch of 630 Hajj pilgrims was flagged off yesterday by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here.

The second batch of pilgrims left today on two flights. 

Pertinently, around 12,079 pilgrims from the Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir and 452 from Ladakh UT, will perform Hajj pilgrimage this year.

Notably, the Hajj pilgrims this year have been asked not to carry their Ahram in luggage, but to carry it in handbags for which special arrangements have been made by the authorities.

The authorities said that special arrangements have been made for the pilgrims at Srinagar International Airport as a separate area has been earmarked at the airport for taking the pilgrims from the departure entry gate to the aircraft, and there is a designated area where pilgrims can wear their Ahram.

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